People mourn death of 'Father of Hybrid Rice' on Sunday
By Cui Meng in Changsha, Published: 2021-05-23 18:43:45
Photo: Cui Meng/GT
More than 100,000 local citizens and people from across China came to offer their condolences and pay tribute to the "Father of Hybrid Rice" Yuan Longping, who passed away on Saturday, at Mingyangshan funeral parlor in Changsha, Central China’s Hunan Province on Sunday.
Flowers were sold out in flower shops in Changsha, and some people made bouquets of wild flowers to express their appreciation for Yuan, whose work contributed to higher grain harvests and helped alleviate hunger in China and the world. (Photos: Cui Meng/GT)